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Possible ransomware attack at Garmin

Old 07-24-20, 08:08 AM
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Possible ransomware attack at Garmin

They've been down for a couple of days. This article has more info....

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...omware-attack/
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Old 07-24-20, 11:12 AM
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Someone clicked something...

You'd think that by now, well, it shouldn't happen.
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Old 07-24-20, 01:19 PM
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I posted this 2 days ago. It's in Road Cycling.

What is going on with Garmin Connect?
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Old 07-24-20, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
I posted this 2 days ago. It's in Road Cycling.

What is going on with Garmin Connect?
I thought I had done a pretty good search before posting, but I guess I missed that.
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Old 07-24-20, 06:05 PM
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still down on Friday night
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It's an inconvenience for sure to see Garmin Connect affected (muh KOM's!!!) but the scary part is the paralysis on the aviation community. I'm a DoD civilian aviation instructor and we're already hearing of significant problems in many aviation operations with publications and flight data. This is a big deal.
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Old 07-25-20, 06:09 AM
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Garmin night have to send everyone a letter to protect the Company from lawsuits by Garmin users. Also provide customers a free two year subscription to Experian for possible hacking.
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Old 07-25-20, 07:26 AM
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Too bad they pretty much abandoned BaseCamp and it is not compatible with all the fitness data. Living in the cloud can be foggy. Work is going to Some MS office 360 thing. All day Friday the servers were down.

Anyway I have taken a couple of rides and exported from BaseCamp and Strava to recover rides to Garmin Connect before. Another complaint. Iíve been out of cell phone service and Garmin Connect sucks then. Garmin should have connect store information on my phone. Let me set the limit for the number of rides. Podcast apps do it.

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Old 07-25-20, 07:40 AM
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So, you're saying i picked the perfect time to sprain my ankle?
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Originally Posted by dmanthree View Post
Someone clicked something...

You'd think that by now, well, it shouldn't happen.
Spoofing has been taken to a next level art form. Even today, there are still people not technically adept either through age, inexperience, or that fact that we are not all created equal. I don't mean that in a bad way, it's just a fact or we would all be pro athletes. It's another reason I believe in limited distribution of wealth policies, we are created equal in dignity. Further even the very savvy get taken in by an excellent fake on rare occasions, other times perhaps they've been up all hours with a sick child and aren't thinking clearly. Let's not forget who the real villain is here... Unfortunately they are extremely difficult to catch as digital forensics is in direct opposition to rights to privacy. It's not something we're are going to resolve in the near future.

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I have a very low opinion of Garmin, so this whole thing doesn't surprise me at all. I do hope they find a way to recover, looks dire.

I figure when this is all over, some unemployed sysadmin is going to leak that they were using an unpatched version of win server 2003
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Originally Posted by TakingMyTime View Post
They've been down for a couple of days. This article has more info....

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...omware-attack/
Garmin announced that they hadn't been hacked. But they didn't say why they were down.
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Old 07-25-20, 04:38 PM
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$10 ransom, apparently:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/barryco.../#19b09e733164
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Old 07-26-20, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
I have a very low opinion of Garmin, so this whole thing doesn't surprise me at all. I do hope they find a way to recover, looks dire.

I figure when this is all over, some unemployed sysadmin is going to leak that they were using an unpatched version of win server 2003
You may not be far off. I researched jobs at Garmin and they appeared to be primarily, if not exclusively, a Windows operation, so my research into jobs there ended. Though I use Windows too (the now unsupported Windows 7), most work I do is in Linux or Solaris.

I recently bought a cycling computer and while I considered Garmin initially, I finally went with Wahoo's ELEMNT ROAM. Mostly due to usability complaints about Garmin, and Mac like praise for Wahoo, as in it just works. But my decision was probably also somewhat informed by my research into jobs at Garmin. Which is not to say Wahoo will be immune to similar attacks.

Apparently the hackers are loosely affiliated with the Russian government, I wonder if this has anything to do with the Russian GPS satellites (vs. the others) Garmin's devices use?
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Old 07-26-20, 05:55 PM
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If it were $10, I'd offer to pay it.
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It's back, you can move on now.
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